I read a large assortment of magazines, both print and online, to keep current on nutrition news and research as well as to get recipe ideas for meals and snacks. I just finished flipping through a magazine targeted to diabetics and I have to say I am appalled!
I have seen several different sources of nutrition information recently “debunking” nutrition myths. One of the myths being debunked relates to the number or frequency of meals each day and the associated health impacts.
Typically the premise being “debunked” is that more frequent, smaller meals each day is associated with increased weight loss or increased metabolism.
Recently, USA Today published an article about widespread belief in health conspiracy theories. Apparently over half of American adults believe that federal agencies, the government, and/or corporations are involved in some cover-up of health information. This was based on a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine that was based on an online survey of 1351 adults. Not exactly a large sampling but I have no doubt that many people believe this.
The acronym, GMO, stands for “genetically modified organism”.
Several crops grown today (soy, corn, cottonseed, canola, sugar beets, papaya, zucchini, yellow squash, and alfalfa) are classified as GMO when they are grown using seeds or plants that have been genetically modified to tolerate herbicides and/or resist pests. The way that they are genetically modified is by splicing in foreign genes (i.e. proteins or DNA).
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I was reading an article in one of the [many] newsletters that I subsribe to about eating in season. We see this phrase associated with multiple news areas: nutrition, economic, and environment.
Eating seasonally refers to eating those fruits and vegetables that can be obtained locally for the current season. This is largely tied to the climate and soil conditions of the area in which you live.
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